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11 NYC Vacation Rentals Near the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a tradition for decades. Festive floats, bands playing Christmas music and celebrities making a quick appearance at each stop – folks from all around the world broadcast the event in their living rooms while preparing Thanksgiving dinner. After marching through Manhattan, the Theatre District and Midtown, the parade comes to an end, where Santa Claus rings in the Christmas season! Interested in attending this magical event? Here are the best rentals for doing so.

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Arlo NoMad - King Room Sky

Modern elements at this hotel are futuristic and jaw-dropping. Spending time in the commons areas at the bar and on the rooftop terrace will add to the excitement of the trip. Your private room with a massive king bed faces outward, peering through floor to ceiling windows for unbelievable city views.

Stylish, Quiet and Centrally Located at 9th & 52nd A perfect location for your NYC trip
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Stylish, Quiet and Centrally Located at 9th & 52nd

You can rent this private room in a condo for your Thanksgiving trip to New York City and have one bedroom and one private bathroom to yourself. It’s a room for one or two people because there’s a queen-size bed in the bedroom. You’ll love the location to get to the parade, Central Park, Times Square, Columbus Circle, and public transportation. This rental room is in a building with a beautiful rooftop area that offers 360-views of the city. The building that this room is located in offers a full gym, lounges, and access to the rooftop. You can use the host’s main living room and large kitchen while staying here, as well as the Wi-Fi, TV with streaming services, and color printer. The owner and a friendly cat live on the premises.

Quiet Oasis Near Central Park Designer furniture in this cute space
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Quiet Oasis Near Central Park

Here’s a quiet rental unit in the heart of Manhattan that makes getting to the Thanksgiving parade quick and easy. It is close to 57th and Park, and it’s decorated with designer furniture and authentic touches. The rental works well for two people and is an inviting space with a brand-new kitchen. There’s a piano to play, a terrace to sit out on, and a great location in the building that’s tucked away from the world. You’ll have access to the fitness center when you stay here, and there’s a projector with built-in speaker to hook up your device and watch movies and shows on the big screen.

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Hell’s Kitchen Oasis

Four people coming to NYC for the Macy’s parade can stay at this rental unit that’s just a short walk from Times Square too. To accommodate more than two guests, there is a queen-size, inflatable mattress for the living room. Right outside your door, you’ll find nearby subway lines, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Michelin-Star restaurants, and some of the best bars in the city. This is a pet-friendly vacation rental that also offers a kitchen, dedicated workspace, and free street parking.

Charming Brownstone Apartment Near Central Park Charming Brownstone Apartment Near Central Park
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Charming Brownstone Apartment Near Central Park

Central Park sees a lot of the parade action, and this Brownstone building isn’t far away. With plenty of historical architecture, the apartment is a lovely place to spend Thanksgiving. Enjoy beautiful touches, such as travertine tile! The exterior alone really epitomizes the detail of many buildings in the city.

Quiet, Private Guest Studio in Times Square Area Fully furnished with an ideal location
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Quiet, Private Guest Studio in Times Square Area

Two people can stay at this guest studio when they want to be close to the parade route. It is a fully furnished studio in a safe location and that comes with a kitchenette. The location is on a charming, residential block and close to public transportation options. In addition to the queen-size bed, there is a small pull-out bed and crib available for couples traveling with children. The host is an artist with a studio on the first floor of the building.

Ground Floor Studio Apartment Between Broadway and Columbus You can walk to so many things from here
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Ground Floor Studio Apartment Between Broadway and Columbus

For up to four people attending the Macy’s parade, there’s the option of renting this apartment on Vrbo that’s around 400 square feet. It is a studio apartment in a great neighborhood and within walking distance to subway stations, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more. The location is on West 69th Street between Columbus and Broadway. Features of the apartment are a queen-size bed and pull-out daybed that can accommodate two children. This is a quiet place to stay, and the other tenants in the building are long-term residents.

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Private Residence in the JW Marriott Essex House Hotel

Available to rent on Vrbo, this 1,000-square-foot condo is close to the Macy’s parade route and sleeps four people. It has one bedroom, five beds, and one bathroom. The rental unit is inside the JW Marriott hotel and a private residence with two queen-size, pull-out sofa beds in the living room. This is a great place for an extended, long-term stay in Manhattan, with Central Park right at your front door. The rental also comes with a spacious kitchen, wood floors, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and central A/C.

Studio Steps Away from Times Square Right in the heart of where you want to be
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Studio Steps Away from Times Square

With this studio apartment rental in New York City, you’ll be close to Times Square and the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade route. It’s in the heart of NYC and many of the city’s subways, buses, shows, and tourist attractions. Tour buses depart near this apartment, and it’s easy to get to all major airports. There are also a variety of places to eat around here since the apartment is located along “restaurant row.” There is a queen-size bed and a sofa bed in the bedroom here. The place also offers a kitchen, TV, Wi-Fi, window A/C unit, and other amenities.

Large Studio with Free Breakfast and Happy Hour Beer and Wine Enjoy the free perks while staying here
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Large Studio with Free Breakfast and Happy Hour Beer and Wine

With about 355 square feet of space and one bed, this studio is available to rent near the Macy’s parade route. This is a timeshare studio that comes with free breakfast and happy hours. Two people can stay here, but rollaway beds and bikes are not allowed. There is a short-stay fee that applies if you are staying here for less than four nights. Since this is a vacation rental, daily housekeeping service is not offered, but a complimentary cleaning will be done on the third day if you rent for seven or more days.

Large, Sunny, and Clean Studio Apartment in Chelsea A well-appointed and cheerful living space
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Large, Sunny, and Clean Studio Apartment in Chelsea

Here’s a studio apartment available to rent in NYC that is highly rated on Airbnb. It is near the Thanksgiving Day parade route and in the middle of Manhattan. You’ll be close to Macy’s Penn Station, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden. Major subway and bus stations, as well as the New High Line and restaurants are close by too. Its’ a clean and sunny space with a breakfast bar, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare meals, while the memory foam bed is very comfortable. Other reasons to stay here are the dedicated workspace, TV with over 400 channels, and free street parking.

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